Management Team

 

Soulie Elkarake – President | CEO

Soulie  has worked on small, medium, and large scale residential and commercial sustainable renewable energy projects for 18 Years. His services include supplying solar power equipment, design & engineering of PV systems, and other electrical services throughout the Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.  He has developed and nurtured a successful track record with homeowners in these neighboring cities.  Soulie promotes solar power as an alternative energy source and encourages cutting-edge green living.

 

Anthony De Vito – Vice President | COO

Anthony is a widely recognized expert in Sustainable | Renewable | Energy.  As a long-time advocate of clean green power, he remains devoted to the advancement of progressive innovative technologies.  For the past 20 years he has shared his experience and insights at industry events, conferences, panels, and community planning meetings, educating and inspiring individuals to better understand the benefits of renewable energy.  He contributed to the development and implementation of solar electric programs for the Home Depot and Costco, as well as having worked for the Nevada Power Company as a Financial Analyst in their treasury department.

 

William Abshire – Field Superintendent

Bill’s background and experience ranges from individual homeowners, to large commercial projects including multi-family, office buildings, athletic facilities and public work projects.  Safety, quality, scheduling and budgeting are his focus every day.   He is responsible for the project management of hundreds of construction projects ranging from the small $10,000 repairs to $5,000,000 restoration projects. Our clients have come to rely on Bills’s experience, dedication to customer service and high standards of quality.  His style is welcoming and service driven.

 

Tim Karinen – Field Logistical Support (Commercial & Government)

Tim brings more than 25 years of management experience in design engineering, facilities and construction management as well as high-tech manufacturing and supply chain strategy to this role in both union and non-union operations and management. He is an expert in both distribution and supply chain. He holds a NABCEP certification for solar instruction. Tim believes that modularity should be integral to design.   He is fascinated with the opportunities we have to make renewable energy fit holistically into our lives.

 

Jeremy Herget – Installations (Solar)

Jeremy is a third generation electrician. He is a C-10 licensed and bonded electrical contractor highly experienced in installing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy and electrical systems for residential and commercial customers. With over 20 years of construction experience 5 years locally in photovoltaic, and well over 4 megawatts of completed residential and commercial installations. Jeremy is NABCEP certified and knows every plan checker and inspector in his territories, and also has the ability to handle an abundant job load.

 

Christina Smith – Marketing, Public Relations, & Social Networking

Christina has over 25 years of combined business development, sales, marketing, and strategy experience in the energy, utility, construction and commercial property management industries. She is responsible for the company’s marketing, branding, advertising, public relations, communications and networking.  Christina is devoted to the company’s effort of expanding its database of satisfied clients and enlarging of service areas.

 

Virginia Platsky – Sales Support Administration

With over 27 years of working experience in administrative support, human resource and related areas, Virginia joined GPS in 2007. Prior to GPS, she worked as a human resources manager or director for several multinational companies.  Virginia oversees operations of residential projects across all service areas. She reviews operational overhead as well as paying special attention to functionality, performance, productivity, and cost.

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